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    Default Ceiling Paint - Pink to white

    Greetings all,
    I notices some cceiling paint today that aparently when you paint it on its pink and after it fries it turns white. I didn't buy any as the chap at Bunnings didn't seem to commited one way or the other when I asked him hwat it was like.
    I've never come across this before.
    Has anyone tried it?
    Does it it give as good a finish as conventional ceiling paint?

    If it does it would be fantastic, I spent all afternoon looking up at the ceiling to see which bits I'd painted and which ones still needed it.

    Thanks in advance
    Paul

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    Default Umm That should be "after it dries"

    Sorry about the spelling, very tired, had a big day painting LOL

    Paul

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    No personal experience, but I know someone who used it and they reported that it did work as explained by the manufacturer.

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    hey notrot
    just finished painting out the bedroom with this so called magic paint
    and i'll tell you what it does work (buggered if i know how)
    costs a bit more than "normal" paint but seems to be worth it
    it's the second coat that does the head in with standard paint
    a few points to watch :
    have to be fairly quick,because as it says it dries white and than your back to square one
    seems to be a bit thicker and thus a bit harder to apply
    anyhow i would use it again

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    I used it on our place and reckon that its great.

    Try using some floetrol in the paint and this will help with keeping a wet edge(it wont dry out as fast)

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    Another positive vote.

    Recently used it to paint the lounge ceiling, the pink colour does make life easier and the results were good.

    Cheers

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    I will give you the other side of the coin.

    The pink to white bit works fine, it is much harder to get a good quality finish. In the end the only way I could consistently get a good finish was to thin the paint. It kept its pink to white capabilities and the finish was better.

    After having a few issues I mentioned my dramas on this forum and at the local bunnings to the qualified painter there. The bunnings guy said that my problems had been replicated by a fair few others (those that had bothered to ask/complain), he recommend the use of water (about 250ml to 3 litres) of floetrol.

    I'd suggest that you probably still need to put more than one coat on.

    I was able to achieve pretty good results in the end, but it was a drama. It will also depend on the light situation in your room(s), downlights/halegens tend to bring out any imperfections - also if you have lots of natural light.

    In defence of the paint ceilings are a bugger at the best of times.

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    Thansk to all of you, I still have quite a bit or "normal" ceiling paint to go, but I may give the Pirnk to white paint a go in a small room just to check it out.

    I'll let you all know how it goes if I do it.

    Paul

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    HI...used it once and found that it left an inferior finish even with two coats..went back to "normal" one coat ceiling paint.

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    I've never used it but after talking to my local painting place, I think I will give it a go. They did say, however, never to use it in a room that gets steamy (like the bedroom ). He said that any steam from, say, the shower, will gradually turn the paint back to pink. And no-one wants a pink ceiling. Except maybe Al.

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    I used it in our study. I used it straight out of the can and it looks great. I did two coats and then a bit of a retouch. As anyone will tell you - preparation is the key to a good finish. You can have the best paint in the world but if surface not prepared then result will be ordinary.

    As somebody has already mentioned for a large job you will find it turns to white and you can lose track of where you have been, which defeats the purpose of the pink.

    I can't see how you can get a top-notch finish with one coat, regardless of paint quality; unless it wasn't too bad in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trav
    I've never used it but after talking to my local painting place, I think I will give it a go. They did say, however, never to use it in a room that gets steamy (like the bedroom ). He said that any steam from, say, the shower, will gradually turn the paint back to pink. And no-one wants a pink ceiling. Except maybe Al.
    Oh, I dunno. Maybe it'd help hide the bloodstains on the ceiling from when I tried to use the Triton in there? Bathrooms don't give much elbow room.
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    Default pink to white ceiling paint

    I have just used "one coat" variety. Though I applied it pretty thickly, according to the directions, I found it still needed two coats over any ceilings that were not pretty close to white already. Not sure it was worth the extra cash as it saved little time.

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